The Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service has invited the National Chairman of the main opposition NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo for questioning over a leaked tape linked to him.
In a statement released by the Police-CID and signed by the Deputy Director-General, ACP G. Tweneboah said:”The Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service has intercepted an audio message circulating on both traditional and Social media on Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 in which you are alleged to have made some comments that have some security implications.”
The National Chairman of the NDC is to report to the Police Headquarters tomorrow, February 28, 2019 to assist in investigations.
A leaked tape purported to be the voice Ofosu-Ampofo in a meeting with party communicators confirmed that the party deployed its thugs the “Azorka Boys” during the recent Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election which was characterized by violence.
According to him, the “Azorka Boys” had to be brought down to Accra from Northern Ghana to provide security for the NDC party during the election.
Officials of National Security who have appeared before the Emile Short Commission probing the violence that marred the election have insisted that they picked information of a stockpile of arms in a house close to NDC Parliamentary candidate’s house, and are also aware that members of the two groups of thugs affiliated to the party, the “Azorka Boys” and “Hawks” had been deployed during the election.
It’s been reported that the misunderstanding resulting in six people being shot was caused by the Azorka Boys – who tried to forcibly prevent the National security operatives from acting on their intelligence, but the NDC has vehemently denied this assertion.